A library orientation and tour is usually offered during the first two weeks of each Fall term on the Springfield campus. There is a sign-up sheet in the library. The orientation and tour is given by a Library staff member and usually lasts about 45 minutes. It is split up between a tour of the physical facility as well as a brief demonstration of the Forest Library Catalog and an introduction to our library databases.
Students who enroll during another Term or who missed the scheduled tours can request an orientation and tour at any time. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, please contact the library at 417-823-3418 or email
Research consultations are available for students who wish to discuss a research paper or thesis topic in-depth.